Arsenal and Newcastle are set to battle it out to sign Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo in January.
Grimaldo was heavily linked with a move away from Benfica during the summer transfer window, but a move failed to materialise.
The Spanish defender is into his eighth season with Benfica, after joining from Barcelona as a youngster.
Despite staying at Benfica beyond the summer transfer window, Grimaldo could still leave the club, with a January move being lined up by both Arsenal and Newcastle.
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That’s according to TuttoJuve, who claim that Grimaldo could be available for just €10m in January.
Due to the injury record of Kieran Tierney, bringing in a new left-back could be of interest to Arsenal, especially at the reported price of just €10m.
Oleksandr Zinchenko was brought in during the summer, but Mikel Arteta may look to move him into a midfield role in the future, where he began his career.
Newcastle could also be in the market for a new left-back, with Eddie Howe potentially looking for competition for Matthew Targett.
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Author : Matthew Smith
Publish date : 2022-09-10 12:27:02
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